Celebrate Halloween with Mickey and friends

23 September 2009

Nobody does Halloween quite like the Americans, so what better place to head on holidays for some terrific thrills this All Hallows’ Eve than Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando?

Not to be missed is Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, which will be held on various nights from 7pm at Magic Kingdom in the run-up to Halloween and beyond*. The theme park will be transformed into a frightfully fun ‘Haunted Hollow’, where children of all ages will be encouraged to don their favourite Halloween costume and go trick or treating around the theme park, collecting plenty of goodies on the way.

There’s also a spook-tacular Mickey’s Boo-Yo-You parade with all of the Disney characters dressed for the occasion, and an amazing Happy HalloWishes fireworks display to bring the evening to a spirited conclusion.

First Choice has some fantastic special offers on holidays to Florida this Halloween for families looking to mix sunshine with spills and thrills.

For families looking for an October half term break in Orlando, the 3 Sun Quality Inn International is perfect. Set in the heart of International Drive's fun-filled centre, it has two pools with sunbathing areas if you fancy soaking up the Floridian sunshine, plus car hire and free transport to the parks included. Offering great value for money, kids also get to eat for free at the restaurant here. First Choice offers family holidays to Florida, staying eight nights at the Quality Inn International on a room only basis from £710 per adult, and from £314 for the first child and from £464 for the second child, departing from London Gatwick on 24th October 2009.

For those that want stay in the heart of the magic, the 3 Sun Plus Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Riverside comes with plenty of benefits, including Extra Magic Hours at the Disney Theme Parks, which are only available to Disney guests. There’s also the bonus of free Disney Dining over the period, equal to a saving up to £462 for a family of four**.

First Choice offers family holidays to Florida staying at the Port Orleans Riverside Resort for 11 nights, from £984 per adult and from £479 for the first child and from £629 for the second child, departing from Manchester on 29th October 2009.

All holidays are subject to availability and booking terms and conditions. Prices include flights, fuel charge and air passenger duty and are correct at the date of issue.

For more information and reservations, visit Firstchoice.co.uk.

*Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is running on the following dates throughout the remainder of September, October and November:

September dates: 22, 25, 29; October dates: 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31 (sold out) November 1. The fun begins at 7 p.m. and continues until midnight. Tickets for the party are available to buy in advance from disneyworld.com/halloween.

** Disney Free Dining promotion: 2009 offer is available for bookings made before 5th October 2009 for stays between 31st August & 17th December 2009. Stays must be completed by 18th December 2009. Savings based on 2 adults and 2 children travelling during October, for bookings at a Walt Disney World Moderate Resort with Free Quick Service Dining plan. Savings will vary by date of travel. Free Dining promotion requires a minimum stay of five nights at a participating Disney Resort Hotel. A Disney Dining Plan must be selected for all members of the party travelling (aged 3 and over at time of travel) and for the full duration of their stay. Dining Plan components are subject to change. Offer is only available if booked as a package including Walt Disney World accommodation at a Disney Moderate Resort, Disney Deluxe Resort or selected Disney Deluxe Villa Resort, with Disney Theme Park Ticket. Offer is subject to flight and room availability.

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